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Govt turning blind eye to exodus of Dalits from Mirchpur:Dalit body

Haryana Valmiki Yuva Mahasabha, an organisation representing Dalits, on Wednesday alleged Haryana government was turning a blind eye to the exodus of fear-stricken Dalits from Hisar district's Mirchpur village.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2011 19:29 IST

Haryana Valmiki Yuva Mahasabha, an organisation representing Dalits, on Wednesday alleged Haryana government was turning a blind eye to the exodus of fear-stricken Dalits from Hisar district's Mirchpur village.

"During the past nine days, most of the Dalit families have shifted from there but the government has turned a blind eye and they have not stepped in to stop this. The Dalits have been forced to shift to other places in Hisar and elsewhere because of sense of insecurity and persistent social boycott and ostracisation," Mahasabha's President Sanjeev Gharoo said here.

He led a delegation of Dalits and submitted a memorandum to Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia here to bring to his notice the problems being faced by Dalits at Mirchpur where a Dalit man and his daughter were burnt to death last year allegedly by upper caste members.

Gharoo said they had brought to the Governor's notice the alleged discrimination being meted out to Dalits in Mirchpur.

"Meeting their daily needs has become difficult for the Dalits who are still left in Mirchpur because of the social boycott at the hands of the dominant community. We cannot tolerate this grave injustice being meted out to us, with the government remaining a mute spectator," he alleged.